37. Alberto Giacometti - l'Homme qui marche II, 1960

Alberto Giacometti is mainly known for his tall, spindly man-like figures in bronze. They are alone or in a group, the women stand still, the men are walking – like this man. Giacometti uses his observation of hurrying people in the big city as the basis for these sculptures. He writes: ‘People gather and leave all the time and before you know it they walk towards each other to meet again. This way they constantly form and change an endless stream of compositions of an incredible complexity.’

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